Classification of the genus Acacia (in the wider sense) has been subject to considerable debate. It is generally agreed that there are valid reasons for breaking it. Acacia crassicarpa ex Benth. Acacia aulacocarpa var. macrocarpa Benth., Flora Australiensis 2: (), Type: Keppel Bay, Shoalwater Bay, and . Scientific Name: Acacia crassicarpa ex Benth. Taxonomic Notes: Recently transferred to Racosperma crassicarpum (A. Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley.

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Distribution – Recently introduced and popular used as an ornamental shade tree. The phyllodes leaves are borne on yellowish, slightly angled branchlets which are sometimes pendulous.

Sim BL; Gan E, Also occurs in New Guinea. In New Guinea, commonly associated species include Acacia mangium, A.

Suitable for a wide range of timber end-uses, structural or decorative applications like construction, furniture, flooring, boat building.

Proceedings of a workshop held in Hanoi, Vietnam, October In recent years crasaicarpa of A. Canberra, Australian National University Press.

It is very likely that it will be further introduced.

It has been used for heavy construction, furniture, boatbuilding, flooring, hardboard and veneer, and for the production of wood-wool cement composites Semple and Evans, Wild food in Australia. Establishment and management of seed production areas of tropical tree species in northern Australia.

Funicle white, folded and thickened, forming a long aril -like structure beneath the seed. Acacia species trials in southeast Queensland, Australia. Soils are mainly well-drained, strongly acidic clays infertile gleyed red and yellow earths, or red and yellow latosols but it also occurs on imperfectly drained soils subject to flooding in the wet season and rapid drying-out in the dry season. Trees coppice so cutting of larger trees would also require removal of the roots or herbicide stump treatments.

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Tree Improvement for Sustainable Tropical Forestry. Jump to a taxon beginning with the letter: Chittachumnonk P, Sirilak S Confirmed natural hybrids between A. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Acacia crassicarpa – Useful Tropical Plants

Food plant for the larval stages of the Northern Imperial Blue Butterfly. Pods are resinous, dull brown, oblong to narrowly oblong, straight, woody, usually flat, cm long, Stamens about mm long.

Pods oblong to narrowly oblong, flat, 3— 4—12 cm long, 1— 2—4. Constituents – Study of the chemical components from 5 families of A. Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp. It is reported as being invasive only on the Cook Islands, and A. Most heavy metals accumulated in the roots and the largest uptake efficiency was at the plant roots. Thus it is likely to be established in many more countries that it is recorded, and may be introduced further.

Sim and Gan, ; Thapa, Fungal pathogens as a potential threat to tropical acacias in India. Length of dry season ranges from around 6 months at the southern limit of the distribution in Australia to 3 months in New Guinea.

Acacia crassicarpa

The Plant List, In north Queensland it extends from the Cape York Peninsula south to Townsville with a southern small population near Mackay. In its native range, it occurs on a variety of mainly sandy soil types which include calcareous beach sands, yellow earths, red earths, red-yellow podzolics, and alluvial and colluvial soils in Australia, whereas in New Guinea, it also occurs on the gently undulating terrain of the Oriomo Plateau which is a relict alluvial plain Loffler, Flora of China, Click on images to enlarge Leaves and Flowers.


Paper presented at the workshop on development of fast-growing plantations in Southeast Asia: Vesa L; Otsamo A, Pods normally present beneath mature trees. Australian Acacias in Developing Countries.

On coastal foredunes it occurs in low woodland associated with Casuarina equisetifolia. Data located on World Ccrassicarpa Web page at http: Australia’s virtual herbarium AVH. Acacias for rural, industrial, and environmental development in Nepal. Bioactive phenolic crxssicarpa have been found in the heartwood, sapwood and knots of Acacia crassicarpa. Uses Edibility – It has an edible gum which forms a tofee when soaked in water with honey. By the third or fourth leaf stage: Pods are woody, oblong-ovoid, flat, 5 to 8 centimeters long, 2 to 3 centimeters wide, glabrous, dull brown, transversely veined.

Biomass studies in Thailand. Knots and stemwood of Acacia crassicarpa and A.